Flanders finally gets free on a play. He gets 15 to the NDSU 31 after Ryan Wilson gets two on the first down play.
This is a huge call with 6:29 left in the opening half.
SHSU will keep the ball. After seeing the replay myself, I think this was the right call.
Voigtlander's punt is partially blocked but still goes 24 yards. SHSU will take over at the NDSU 48.
It looked like SHSU may have touched the ball so this will be video reviewed--our first of these today.
SHSU defense has been very good themselves. NDSU is going backwards on this drive with some great pressure from the Bearkat.
Jensen is hurt on the last play and freshman Esley Thorton is in. He runs for 10 but it will be 4th & 6 for the Bison ath their own 24.
of course the SHSU defense is huge too
Not sure on the question of not scoring on SHSU. They have been very dominant offensively so far in the playoffs.
The forcast for a sunny day has not come as the clouds are still out. This colder weather might be helping NDSU.
how long has it been since SHSU trailed 3-0 this far into a game???
NDSU forces a punt after just a single first down by the Bearkats. Turnovers have not hurt the Bison so far.
The punt from Matt Foster goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1st & 10 NDSU at their own 20.
NDSU's defense has proven to stop the option game in the semi-final win over Georgia Southern and has done a great job thus far with the SHSU option.
seems shsu has not figured out the ndsu defense and likewise
SHSU gets a first down on this possession. The Bearkats have it a their own 48 and face a 2nd & 10.
SHSU takes a time out.
Turnovers: NDSU 2 , SHSU 0. Yet NDSU still leads 3-0.
We have 10:20 left in the 2nd qtr.
T U R N O V E R
Int 23rd record for SHSU
Jensen throws an interception to the SHSU 35 by Kenneth Jenkins.
Just what SHSU needed.
NDSU takes over after a short punt return by Smith to the 38 of SHSU.
Ojuri gets 9 on the firs play.
Just what SHSU did not need is the punt from their own 25 as Flanders gets nothing on the shovel pass.
Cole Jirik gets Bell on the next play for a sack of six yards. So far, the NDSU line has been quite dominant over SHSU's in my opinion.
Just looking at the plays so far, they have had the edge on most SHSU offensive plays.
NDSU is asserting defense
Marcus Williams gets tested on the first play and should have intercepted the long Bell pass. It fell right into his lap.
Flanders is back in there so that is a good sign for the Bearkats. He gets 6 on the first play to set up a 3rd and 4. They are 0 of 3 thus far.
Sincere gets the first down on the Wild Bearkat rush to the SHSU 31.